Ocker and Linville Grow Fine Apples, 1906

The Skidmore New Era staff always appreciated samples of produce and fine cooking, and they were happy to report on the success of local farmers.  Here’s another example from the September 6, 1906 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Some Fine Apples.

It was our intention to tell in last week’s paper about the great big apples that were brought to this office, but neglected to do so.

It is not too late, however, to tell about them now.

The first big apple was brought in a week ago last Saturday by P. W. Ocker.  It measured fourteen inches in circumference and weighed exactly 1 1/4 pounds.

One day last week W. S. Linville brought in sixteen apples that filled a half bushel measure.  The largest one weighed 21 ounces, one ounce more than the one brought in by Mr. Ocker.

Mr. Linville took his apples to the Maitland fair where they were awarded first prize.

If anyone has apples that are larger than those brought in by Mr. Ocker and Mr. Linville we would like to see them.

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